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Ruth is Head Middle East and North Africa for Mergermarket. Based in Dubai for eleven years she is an experienced financial journalist with an extensive network of contacts in the region. She has worked as a deputy editor for CPI Financial, publisher of Banker Middle East, and prior to moving to Dubai she spent a year reporting and editing at Bucharest Business Week in Romania. Ruth had earlier stints in local and regional newspapers in Northern Ireland and worked as broadcast assistant at BBC Three Counties Radio in Bedfordshire.
Ruth has also worked as a consultant for Dubai-based ValuStrat Consulting, sourcing potential acquisition targets for PE/VC firms, corporates and family offices, and as a consultant partner with market research firm Insight Discovery.
She holds a BA (Hons) Media Performance from the University of Bedfordshire and is a qualified journalist from the Belfast Metropolitan College.
Tony runs the M&A, ECM and Corporate Advisory practices at ADIB, where he is focused on building market-leading investment banking capabilities to complement the bank’s existing strengths and track record in product innovation, Islamic syndications & DCM, corporate, retail and private banking.
Tony has 19 years of Investment Banking and Asset Management experience with Wall Street firms including Lehman Brothers and the D. E. Shaw group in the MENA Region and London. Previous roles include Head of MENA at D.E. Shaw and Director of Investment Banking at Lehman Brothers. During his career, Tony led a number of cross-border M&A and advisory transactions for blue chip companies across the MENA region.